PLCC Chip Extractor

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PLCC Chip Extractor

Post by thearttrooper » Sun Dec 08, 2019 1:03 pm

I bought this extractor on Amazon:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B01 ... UTF8&psc=1

It is not very good. It doesn't close evenly making it very difficult to get the chip out of the socket.

Can anyone recommend a reliable extractor?

Many thanks.



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Re: PLCC Chip Extractor

Post by cmorley » Sun Dec 08, 2019 1:09 pm

I also have problems with my cheapy Chinese one so I bought a Jonard one. https://www.jonard.com/Products/EX-6-PLCC-Extractor

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Post by thearttrooper » Sun Dec 08, 2019 1:47 pm

Thanks. I found it at Mouser Electronics and have ordered one.

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Re: PLCC Chip Extractor

Post by cmorley » Sun Dec 08, 2019 2:20 pm

It's the Jonard DIP extractor you see on all the youtube channels now. Someone bought Jan Beta one because they must have cringed every time he removed an IC on video! Ha

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Re: PLCC Chip Extractor

Post by derek » Mon Dec 09, 2019 12:34 am

Hi,

I have a chip extractor, I bought from Maplin Electronics, over 10 years ago. It never let me down, extracted PLCC, DIP chips with ease.
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Re: PLCC Chip Extractor

Post by Prime » Mon Dec 09, 2019 9:13 am

derek wrote:
Mon Dec 09, 2019 12:34 am
Hi,

I have a chip extractor, I bought from Maplin Electronics, over 10 years ago. It never let me down, extracted PLCC, DIP chips with ease.
Yeah I have a couple of those, and agree works like a charm.

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Re: PLCC Chip Extractor

Post by thearttrooper » Wed Dec 11, 2019 11:17 am

Jonard extractor arrived today. I was a bit suspicious because it doesn't feel that much more solid than the cheap one I bought. But the proof is in the using. Extracted the ROM first time with minimal effort and didn't damage the chip.

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Re: PLCC Chip Extractor

Post by jonb » Thu Dec 12, 2019 8:57 am

Gosh, there must be a lot of variance in the manufacturing of the cheap extractors. I have one and it's fine.

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Re: PLCC Chip Extractor

Post by 1024MAK » Thu Dec 12, 2019 3:29 pm

jonb wrote:
Thu Dec 12, 2019 8:57 am
Gosh, there must be a lot of variance in the manufacturing of the cheap extractors. I have one and it's fine.
Some really are really cheap rubbish that are useless. I got a free one with something, the two plastic “prongs” were not even the same. I don’t know if this was a manufacturing defect or it suffered in storage or transport.

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Re: PLCC Chip Extractor

Post by eXne » Thu Jan 02, 2020 7:28 pm

I still use a PLCC extractor which dates back to the nineties.
It still does a nice job even after extracting so many PLCC chips.
I can’t recall how much it cost but as always: good tools are half the work.
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